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March of Dimes Foundation. A Fighting Change For Every Baby

Mission Statement

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Solving premature birth

Medicine safety and pregnancy

Meet our National Ambassador for 2017

What is team science?

World Prematurity Day

  • Make a difference

    Help fund the research that
    saves babies’ lives.

  • 2017 Premature
    Birth Report Cards

    See how prematurity affects
    your state and community
    and different ethnicities.


Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies

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Your dollars make a difference

You helped give every baby a fighting chance over the past year.


Give to help babies

Help us fund the research to find the causes of premature birth and save babies’ lives.


Why you should take a stand for moms and babies

About half a million babies are born premature or with birth defects in the U.S. each year

If maternity care is not covered by insurance, the total cost of birth could double*

Vital services for moms and babies, especially babies born sick or too soon, are at risk

* Based on a 2017 study by Avalere Health

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